South Bay Community Calendar 6-14-18
Writing Class for Adults
“Unleash the Writer Within” is designed to help adult writers at various levels, from beginning to advanced. We put writing and generating new material at the core of our practice. We jump in, using guided writing prompts, writing by hand, meeting ourselves on the page, letting the words tumble out as the perfect clay with which to build and shape our stories. You can use this class to start essays, poetry, short stories, flash fiction, chapters for memoir and novels, and more. Also receive encouraging guidance toward revision, submission, and publication. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Cost: $45. Sign-up at tammydelatorre.com/writing-classes/single-sessions/. To be held at a location in El Segundo (when you enroll, the address will be emailed to you). For questions and information contact email@example.com, (310) 318-0429.
Friday, June 15
Two Days, 50+ vendors
The Home and Health Expo, a family friendly event for a healthy mind, body and lifestyle. Free. Rejuvenate your health with fitness classes, nutritional demos and parent and kids yoga. Learn to revitalize your home with sustainable design ideas. Friday 2 – 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Manhattan Beach National Guard Armory, 3601 Bell Ave., Manhattan Beach.
Man & Woman of the Year
RB Chamber’s 111th annual awards and installation event will award the Man & Woman of the Year, City Employee of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and introduce and install the new Board of Directors. Casino games, cocktails, festive food stations, and a silent auction. Tickets $80. 6 – 10:30 p.m. The Portofino Hotel & Marina, 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. For questions and information call (310) 376-6911 or visit redondochamber.org.
Free family movie nights on the Redondo Beach Pier Fridays through June 29. Tonight enjoy Paddington 2, rated PG. 8 – 10 p.m. Movie starts at dusk. Redondo Pier, 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Redondopier.com.
Meet the Grunion at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s last “Meet the Grunion” program of the year. The Aquarium will open at 8 p.m. and a film on grunion begins at 9 p.m. in the John M. Olguin Auditorium. Prior to the predicted run, everyone will gather on the beach to await the grunion. The program cost is $5 for adults and $1 for seniors, students, and children. Warm clothing is recommended. 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro. For information call (310) 548-7562 or visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Saturday, June 16
Meet the summer Aquatics staff and have a fun day in the sun. Free event for the whole family. Water games, water balloon tossing, swimming, and music. No food will be provided but you’re more than welcome to bring a picnic to eat on the grass area. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Begg Pool, 1402 N. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call the pool at (310) 802-5428 or (310) 802-5448 or visit citymb.info/aquatics.
Stop human trafficking
A Faith Initiative to Abolish Trafficking (FIAT) event. Mobilizing the local Church to end human trafficking and restore justice. Free continental breakfast, workshops, and guest speakers. Hosted by the Freedom and Intervention for Trafficking of Humans (F.A.I.T.H.) Ministry. For adults and children 15 years old & above. 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. St. Lawrence Martyr Church, 1950 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. For registration and additional information visit fiatla.org.
Shakespeare by the Sea performs The Merry Wives of Windsor. 8 p.m. Point Fermin Park, 807 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. Free. Bench seating available, or set up chairs or blankets on the side. Very chilly, right on the ocean (we’re talking winter, wear hats, scarves, coats). For questions and information call (310) 217-7596 or visit shakespearebythesea.org.
Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library 3rd Saturday of the month book sale. Bargain prices! 9 a.m. – noon. 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. No parking on Bard Street – Park on Pier or at City Hall. Visit hbfol.org for a dated list of future book sales.
This naturalist -ed nature walk includes a visit to the Tongva Native Plant Gardens, where you will learn how early inhabitants of the peninsula used native plant species for thousands of years. Then walk the preserve’s paths through exquisitely restored coastal sage scrub habitat. Stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area. The walk concludes with a visit to the wonderful Nature Education Center with activities for all ages. Held every 3rd Saturday, this is a moderate walk. Free. 9 a.m. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. For more information call (310) 561-0917.
Photography + Paintings
Meet the artists, enjoy live music. This June, Artlife Gallery invited the LA Photo Gang Meetup to host a photography exhibit depicting their best images of Los Angeles. The works, captured by a dozen LA photographers, are an invitation to travel around the city, inside the hunting eyes and spirit of the photographers. Free to the public. 6 – 9 p.m. Exhibit runs through July 7. Artlife Gallery, 720 C S. Allied Way, Plaza, El Segundo. For more info call (310) 938-2511.
Sunday, June 17
Rides and beer tasting
Join the Automobile Driving Museum for the annual Father’s Day rides and complimentary beer tasting of El Segundo Brewing Company beers and rides! Must be 21 to drink. Children must meet height requirements of 55” to take a ride in car. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost $10 adult, $8 senior. To purchase tickets call the museum (310) 909-0950 or visit automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/fathers-day-rides-and-beer-tasting.
Monday, June 18
Aluminum is not what most people think of when they think of art, but repujado, the Mexican art of embossing metal, can turn even this practical metal into works of beauty. Join Miriam H. Quezada for a two-session class at the library and learn how to make repujado art. Free.
This is the first session of a two-part workshop. Attendees gain admittance to both sessions on Monday, June 18, and Tuesday, June 19. Space is limited to 22 patrons. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Call the library to reserve your space at (310) 545-8595.
Tuesday, June 19
A blast from the past (1973!) as we create large masterpieces and then shrink them down to ⅓ their size to decorate our jackets. For teens 11 – 18. Free. 4:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Questions call (310) 379-8475 or visit LACountyLibrary.org.
Therapeutic Restorative Yoga
Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Barb Phillips, OTD, OTF/L, Doctor of Occupational Therapy. This unique class integrates gentle yoga, healing touch, breath work and guided meditation to support healing of the body, mind and spirit. Therapeutic Restorative Yoga is especially beneficial to those living with physical restrictions and juggling busy schedules. 6 – 7 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Wednesday, June 20
Coastal Business Alliance Chapter of BNI is one of the most successful chapters in California. Weekly meetings are run very precisely with networking starting at 7 a.m. and the formal meeting running from 7:15 – 8:30 a.m. Specifically to refer business to each other, hear about one or two member’s businesses in detail, and learn better ways to build business. Kiwanis Hall, 2515 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. For more info visit socalbni.com.
Explore the birds making a home in the restored habitat at this beautiful preserve. Binoculars supplied for beginners. The program is free. All ages welcome. 8:30 a.m. Held every 3rd Wednesday. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
Thursday, June 21
Baby band practice
Build your child’s pre-literacy, cognitive and motor skills through song and rhyme. For babies 0 – 18 months and their caregivers. 10:30 a.m. Free. Space is limited, tickets are handed out beginning at 10 a.m. Also held June 28. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions call Kay at (310) 379-8475.
Smoky Hollow art walk
More than 40+ artists in more than 30+ studios and venues throughout downtown El Segundo and the up-and-coming Smoky Hollow neighborhood of the city. This is a self-guided public art experience and walkable event in the historic and charming beachside city of El Segundo. 5 – 9 p.m. every 3rd Thursday, through August. Downtown El Segundo and Smoky Hollow neighborhood. Parking is always free throughout the city. For more information visit elsegundoartwalk.com.
Celebrate 65 years
Join the Hermosa Arts Foundation (HAF) help celebrate 65 years for entertainment at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse and Community Center. The event features and highlights the impact which the HAF has had in our community – to recognize our historic supporters, introduce our new scholarship program, and celebrate the resurgence of arts in our beautiful community to motivate more community involvement and increase membership. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Theater Lobby, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For more info visit facebook.com/HermosaArtsFoundation/.
Friday, June 22
Arty Loon, magician
Join Arty Loon at the library as we discover his made up world where everything is made of magic. For children and families. Free. 3:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions call (310) 379-8475 or visit LACountyLibrary.org.
Saturday, June 23
Fun in the sun at the Riviera Village Summer Festival. International food court, carnival rides, D.J. Ozzie, beer garden with live bands and so much more. Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Catalina Avenue and Via El Prado, Redondo Beach. For questions and information call (310) 531-8939 or visit rvsummerfestival.com.
Learn about bullying and the tools to prevent it. For ages 5 – 17 years. Free. 11 a.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions call (310) 379-8475 or visit LACountyLibrary.org.
Festival of the arts
Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents the South Bay Festival of the Arts. An artsy day filled with free entertainment, art exhibitions, crafts and demonstrations. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Food & drink tickets $3 each. Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. Register for your free admissions ticket at Eventbrite.com.
Practice communication skills that prevent bullying and learn to advocate for yourself. Free. For ages 5 – 17 years. 1 p.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions call (310) 379-8475 or visit LACountyLibrary.org.
Check out the new mural by Endless Summer artist John Van Hamersveld. Treat yourself to fun food truck fare, try out some creative cocktails at our no-host bar, and dance the night away. The Endless Summer Starts Here! 6 – 9 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro. Tickets are $10 – $25 and can be purchased at Eventbrite.com.
Sunday, June 24
Cool pool party
Shade Hotel hosts the first Aqua Pool Party of the season from 1 – 6 p.m. on its rooftop Aquadeck. Guests are invited to dance poolside this summer with panoramic marina views on the third-floor rooftop pool! Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, food specials, DJs and good vibes on select weekends this summer $20 cover, 21+ valid ID required. Limited capacity. First come, first served. For information visit rb.shadehotel.com or call (310) 921-8940. Shade Hotel, 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach.
Reserve your seat at this extraordinary garden party celebration that will amaze and delight food and wine enthusiasts or anyone who appreciates an opportunity for a great culinary experience. Leisurely stroll through the garden on a summer afternoon, while sampling delectable cuisine and beverages from some of the finest South Bay restaurants, wineries and breweries. 3 – 7 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Tickets are $150 per person (guests must be 21 and older), and can be purchased at CelebrateWellness.org or by calling (310) 376-3550.
Monday, June 25
Bring your kids to enjoy fun art and engineering activities with hands-on instruction. Learn how to use simple household objects and more to create a real racing toy. Develop skills that will allow children to problem-solve while having fun. After all that hard work, enjoy an ice cream in the 1950s themed ice cream parlor. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. Free. For more information email Miguel Aguilar MiguelA@The ADM.org, visit TheADM.org or call (310) 909-0950.
by Judy Rae